Primary Care

Pain Management

Keeping your pet pain-free is crucial to maintaining his or her quality of life. Our veterinarians use a multi-modal approach to pain management that includes anti-inflammatories, opioid drugs, local anesthetics, general anesthetics, cold laser therapy, and monoclonal antibody therapy to effectively combat pain at multiple levels. When ancillary pain management options are indicated for your pet, we collaborate with local professionals who provide massage, chiropractic, acupuncture, and physical therapy. 

If your pet is dealing with acute pain, our goal is to prevent the nerves from perceiving and remembering this pain so that it does not become chronic pain. For this reason, pain-management protocols are a part of our patient treatment plan for many procedures and all surgeries. If your pet is already dealing with chronic pain, our veterinarians can create a customized pain management plan based on your pet's individual needs and medical issues.